Saturn is a tough and punishing planet that gives a lot but takes more away in life. The good part about the troubles created by Saturn is that they are very useful as lessons in life as you move ahead, although the period when Saturn is punishing you is usually a tough period.
Similarly, Saturn goes through two other difficult positions:
These positions are called Dhaiya Saturn (2.5 years period of Saturn).
Note: Saturn is a very slow moving planet that moves around the Sun taking between 29 & 30 years to complete the 360 degrees. For perspective, we can compare this with Moon that takes about 30 days and Mercury & Venus that take about a year. The slow speed is the reason for extra pain and extra gains since Saturn takes about 350 times more time than Moon and 30 times more time than Venus & Mercury in delivering results, whether good or bad.
Saturn transit in 12th House: Saturn moves to the 12th house from the 11th house where it gives gains, celebrations & accesses of life. The move from 11th to 12th house is supposed to cause a sobering effect that wakes you up from a complacent and arrogant mindset, acquired by the success of the past. 12th house is a position of losses and Saturn here starts sucking out extra money and liquidity to take the financial arrogance out. It is done by increasing your expenses and causes losses till you see your mistakes.
Saturn transit in 1st House: This is a personal training position where personal problems like health, status loss, lack of success and issues in your level of success occurs. Saturn’s objective here is to burn out your ego and related bad karma. Honesty is also a lesson that Saturn teaches you here.
Saturn transit in 2nd House: Financial pressures are caused by Saturn in this position. It makes you learn the lesson – waste not and want not. The money burnt in the 12th house position will be remembered here, helping you learn the value of money. Even family life experiences, problems and the value of family support and living together is taught by Saturn in this position.
Saturn transit in 4th House: This position attacks your happiness and comfort; teaches you lessons to find your targets by leaving comforts behind. Problems and issues related to mother also lower your level of comfort and protection. The period pushes you to explore and learn the ways of the world in a hard way. Resting on laurels of the past needs to give way to finding new targets and challenges and overcoming them. Experiences of this period help you prepare & plan for the future. You need to be flexible and a net giver to cross this period happily.
Saturn transit in 8th House: This Saturn is usually connected with a certain amount of suddenness and unexpected problems that change the paradigm of your life. You need to go with the flow. Don’t resist the events since nobody can fight the changes. For happiness, change with the changing times and understand your past mistakes and find ways to not repeat them. This Saturn is more of an experience than a teaching story. You will learn that nothing is permanent and that being flexible and compassionate are the only ways to find happiness. It is also a period where you should be happy to live a community life rather than in isolation.
Saturn responds very well to Vedic ways of thinking, living and leading your life. Our Sade Sati Reading till 2025 will help you take advantage of this phase.